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Francis deSouza @fdesouza San Francisco

CEO @Illumina. Board of Directors @disney. Working to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. IG: francis.desouza

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Joined Twitter 3/17/09


DRAGEN v3.7 is out, another monster release that introduces our first version of accelerated Single Cell RNA pipeli… https://t.co/RDEK7ykqyM
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10/27
2020
Heartbreaking. Bertrand inspires us. Sending much love to you and your family Matt. https://t.co/VRvW9J86zx
10/24
2020
I enjoyed our conversation about the importance and need of a global pathogen surveillance network - thank you Dr.… https://t.co/BYtcxoyf9j
10/16
2020
I’m proud that @illumina is selected as one of America’s Most JUST Companies by @Forbes and @justcapital_ evaluati… https://t.co/snOfpgPSbO
10/14
2020
It was a pleasure participating in the #HLTH2020 panel on "Battling COVID-19 with Data & Science" with… https://t.co/GQadJ8js3k
10/13
2020
The multi-cancer early detection test from @GRAILbio is truly transformational, and together we’ll ensure the full… https://t.co/7jszHurIPa
9/21
2020
“You have to cherish things in a different way when you know the clock is ticking.” Rest In Peace Chadwick Boseman.… https://t.co/VOIaVHcgow
8/29
2020
@WhiteheadInst was a major contributor to the Human Genome Project. 20 years later, its researchers are using our N… https://t.co/OgonxM0nr8
8/26
2020
Welcome to @illumina Kathryne Reeves, our new Chief Marketing Officer! Kathryne’s leadership and experience will he… https://t.co/aJ46du3k2J
8/25
2020
For families affected by genetic diseases, getting a quick diagnosis can be crucial. We’re excited to launch our DN… https://t.co/AuemJzPvRP
7/27
2020
We’re excited to release DRAGEN 3.6: 40% faster variant calling, 16 min WGS 30x on DRAGEN V3 server, fastqc while m… https://t.co/fQI7pyG02M
7/24
2020
“when you see something that is not right, that is not fair, that is not just, say something, do something, get in… https://t.co/7eEN5F5kua
7/18
2020
I’m excited to welcome the Enancio team to @illumina. Together we will help our customers manage the growing volume… https://t.co/LXBsTpd1Me
7/14
2020
We’re excited to launch TruSight Software, enabling whole genome analysis for genetic diseases, helping reduce pain… https://t.co/CQlLVN17qg
7/8
2020
Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first human genome by the Human Genome Project, u… https://t.co/K9fTn6U3bM
6/26
2020
I’m excited to welcome Illumina Accelerator’s first global cohort of genomics startups spanning therapeutics, diagn… https://t.co/kyAHIZzdnO
6/23
2020
"I don't think that any child should die of a disease when we have a technology to make it better." Amen. WGS for t… https://t.co/65RZqtztyb
Retweeted by Francis deSouza“I have never seen a diagnostic tool that’s made such a huge impact in intensive care medicine in all my years.” Po… https://t.co/JOuwcfYprd
6/18
2020
I’m excited to welcome the @BlueBeeGenomics team to @illumina . Looking forward to working together to further acce… https://t.co/CezTUS3HgL
6/17
2020
My good friend and colleague, David Bentley, played a significant role in launching the International HapMap Projec… https://t.co/1nVFwusOdV
Retweeted by Francis deSouza @SteveFDA we’re grateful for our partnership with @US_FDA. COVIDSeq, our next generation sequencing #COVID19 diagno… https://t.co/W7kmNOg0ND
6/11
2020
COVIDSeq is the first step toward leveraging the scale and performance of next-generation sequencing to expand… https://t.co/jbCstinIQG
6/10
2020
We have to do more than witness these injustices. We must work together to create impactful change. Each of us need… https://t.co/5bw4Q6vjd5
6/3
2020
Thrilled to announce a new investment round dedicated to scaling Ginkgo's operations in COVID-19! And we couldn't… https://t.co/fydy8CrFpo
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5/28
2020
The price of freedom is always high. As we celebrate Memorial Day, we honor the soldiers who gave their lives for o… https://t.co/uBdhQF1Pld
5/25
2020
@illumina is committing $10 million to #COVID19 response and research, supporting the scientists, researchers and c… https://t.co/1tUeLyBv40
5/18
2020
For the millions of families affected by rare disease, #COVID19 presents additional challenges, such as reduced acc… https://t.co/AV63qgRdlZ🙏🏼PLS RETWEET🙏🏼 We're studying 🧬🔬 why some get mild COVID symptoms, and others severe If - you’ve tested positiv… https://t.co/EWzubWWlWX
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5/14
2020
Genomic sequencing is key to understanding the influence of genetics on patient susceptibility to #COVID19 , inform… https://t.co/JdRf8yHxrI
5/13
2020
On behalf the 4,000+ @Illumina employees who call San Diego home, we are dedicated to supporting our hometown, espe… https://t.co/cEudhKCq6M
5/7
2020
I’m excited to welcome Alex Aravanis back to @illumina as our CTO. His unique expertise in sequencing technology, M… https://t.co/TwA0M9uNIG
5/4
2020
Thank you @pavitrarc and the team at @UWVirology for the important work you’re doing to sequence #SARSCoV2. https://t.co/wyaBEqnfGc
4/29
2020
Fighting the #COVID19 pandemic requires a global response.We are proud to donate sequencing systems and consumables… https://t.co/uoGSAckwjW"On the Front Line of Testing" https://t.co/fyizFkFpww - Honored to help get more people tested in NYC for COVID-19… https://t.co/GcZsdvu4Vr
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4/28
2020
We believe in the advancement of personalized medicine guided by comprehensive genomic profiling to improve patient… https://t.co/yIXqiuEGY8
Retweeted by Francis deSouzaA rapid, low cost, and highly sensitive SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic based on whole genome sequencing (ARTIC primers and P… https://t.co/0oM6RlNIUC
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4/27
2020
Today, on #DNADay2020, I’d like to recognize the scientists, researchers and health care professionals who are usin… https://t.co/XGNCYU809Y
4/25
2020
This is really great news for the lab and our #Covid19 research. Thanks to @illumina for the speedy shipping and in… https://t.co/SxMSVRM0gG
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4/23
2020
Today, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, I am proud to share @illumina first CSR report. We are dedicated to pr… https://t.co/J4ExtLHQUb
4/22
2020
We’re providing a SARS-CoV2 Data Toolkit free to researchers around the world to help detect & identify the SARS-Co… https://t.co/hf6CRh3kby
4/16
2020
65+ centers and studies have signed on to be part of the COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative and answer the question:… https://t.co/5ZUTEc9n8s
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4/10
2020
Today is #WorldHealthDay - thank you to healthcare workers around the world for your tireless efforts to keep us sa… https://t.co/3VcHxSqlR5
4/8
2020
This target enrichment workflow for #SARSCoV2 will open up important applications such as variant analysis for vira… https://t.co/9xkdrt66cn
4/7
2020
How Sequencing-Based Surveillance Helps Fight COVID19 - Q&A with @PhilFebboMD_CMO , @illumina’s Chief Medical Offic… https://t.co/vcKnr1DYLgThank you @DrAbernethyFDA and Dr. Pat Geraghty for the insightful and enjoyable discussion @TheHealthSummit on… https://t.co/G3sUjqHFF6
4/3
2020
"The takeaway for me is we need global interconnected capability more than ever to understand where the outbreaks a… https://t.co/eebPFtoalv
Retweeted by Francis deSouzaThank you @Dr_KFO and your team at The Utah Public Health Laboratory for your #COVID19 efforts. We at @Illumina are… https://t.co/zsSIxmPWSA
4/2
2020
Diagnostic testing & surveillance are complementary strategies to combat outbreaks like coronavirus. Chief Medical… https://t.co/qimztROWZq
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4/1
2020
A picture of gratitude, fortitude, and relief; but one that we hope we will never have to see again. The U.S. Navy… https://t.co/HyB00NVer8
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3/30
2020
A clear, thoughtful plan from @ScottGottliebMD , former FDA Commissioner and @illumina Board member, on the path th… https://t.co/odZ67jdnOv
3/29
2020
Beating outbreaks and preventing pandemics depends on a rapid-response global surveillance network. Interesting wri… https://t.co/LvqnlDXqzH @antonioregalado I’m so sorry Antonio.
3/28
2020
THREAD: Our path to safety rests on massive support for our healthcare system to care for sick, and forceful steps… https://t.co/qUUTEV2j1A
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3/27
2020
A thread on #SARSCoV2 mutations and what they might mean for the #COVID19 vaccination and immunity, in which I pred… https://t.co/YnAzIbto8T
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3/25
2020
If we're able to slowly substitute case-based interventions for population wide mitigation in areas where transmiss… https://t.co/94iVKKZd1A
Retweeted by Francis deSouzaIf you’re in King County WA please consider participating in SCAN,to help understand and slow the spread of… https://t.co/iHybWqpwbBThe UK Consortium #Covid19 surveillance network, led by @NHSgms, @PublicHealthEng, @UKRI_News, and @wellcometrust ,… https://t.co/7NKlBqO9nkIn response to the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic, we will deploy our large-scale genome sequencing platform, alongside… https://t.co/wcRwOWCdEK
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3/23
2020
Our genomic survey of #SARSCoV2 in northern CA shows no predominant SARS-CoV-2 strain circulating (yet) among the… https://t.co/cUOvUI5ntj
Retweeted by Francis deSouzaTesting and surveillance are both critical to combating this #coronavirus . Charles Chiu @cychiu98 is and the team… https://t.co/s9unXyJxjf
3/22
2020
Decoding #Covid19 immune response can inform detection methods and vaccine discovery. Giving this data to the commu… https://t.co/m8wWEvrSUU
3/20
2020
A small update on genomic epidemiology of the #COVID19 epidemic in Washington State (where we have lots of data) a… https://t.co/tnqJbv3CoA
Retweeted by Francis deSouzaThank you for sharing the data and allowing the world to better understand SARS-CoV-2. We’re here to help in any wa… https://t.co/ogRXvZLSch
3/16
2020
My new op ed posted to @WSJopinion on steps Congress needs to take to support Americans in regions hit by… https://t.co/iqgDa4fFQ4
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3/11
2020
Families covered by @BlueShieldCA with a child in neonatal or pediatric intensive care with an undiagnosed conditio… https://t.co/N4JnB58FaNOne of the most powerful aspects of genomic data for #COVID19 is the ability to make connections between seemingly… https://t.co/M9PqJp4RLT
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3/9
2020
This International Women’s Day, I reflect on what we can do to make gender equality a reality more quickly. https://t.co/aHKWQAhNfE
3/8
2020
In the study, RT-PCR had a detection rate of 70%, mNGS 100%. mNGS has to be part of a clinical strategy to diagnose… https://t.co/jxKZu8N8wx“Optimizing diagnostic strategy for novel coronavirus pneumonia”, a multi-center study led by Z. Wenhong at Shangha… https://t.co/esCbJjfb4n
3/5
2020
In a first of its kind study, researchers are attempting to edit genes in the eyes of patients with Leber congenita… https://t.co/qbPATdIXvsThe first production @illumina NextSeq 2000s have shipped and are on their way to customers! Can’t wait to hear abo… https://t.co/AeoXMe913C
3/4
2020
@ewanbirney Darn Ewan-your braid game is strong! Nicely done.
3/1
2020
Today is #RareDiseaseDay. Rare diseases impact 300 million people around the world. For all families dealing with r… https://t.co/D2hWDxJAeNFor all the science folks looking for SARS-CoV-2 RNA as control. BEI Resources provides this for free. Just registe… https://t.co/VKoSLF49Xv
Retweeted by Francis deSouzaWe published a workflow to detect and characterize coronavirus strains using shotgun metagenomic sequencing on Next… https://t.co/FusR3lLHCz
2/29
2020
@sinabooeshaghi Thanks for letting me know, I’ll repost @zhiliangc Thanks for letting me know. I’ll repost.Whole genome sequencing will be available in the #NHS for the first time this year. Join our FREE, flexible online… https://t.co/5OERerMLhP
Retweeted by Francis deSouzaCongrats to the @Regeneron team on sequencing their millionth exome and leading the way in harnessing the power of… https://t.co/RTd6QEHcp2
2/28
2020
@jlftwch Thank you Jennifer. Your tireless work for the rare disease community reminds us of the urgency of our wor… https://t.co/BuFmussCfj @fdesouza I’m the mom at the end who said, “Families need to get answers faster...” because our sons diagnosis came… https://t.co/dcLXB5eBH7
Retweeted by Francis deSouzaAt @Illumina, we believe it is a moral imperative to increase access to whole-genome sequencing to help rare diseas… https://t.co/WHpUvFsiBUWhole genome sequencing has the power to help rare disease patients find a diagnosis and potentially a treatment.… https://t.co/O4DUMuU1Rd
2/26
2020
@OmicsOmicsBlog Dragen SNV Caller or Deep Variant are good. Other options too. @mehio_rami can help with Dragen.
2/22
2020
Great question. The good news is that DNA sequencing can be applied even to the rarest of diseases and find an answ… https://t.co/5hSyQVipIk
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2/21
2020
Learn the how-tos of using rapid #WholeGenomeSequencing in NICUs & PICUs. Our half-day Genomics 101 Workshop on Apr… https://t.co/2hcOGxCUxA
Retweeted by Francis deSouza1 in 40 people are carriers for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a leading cause of childhood death. Population screening i… https://t.co/jufQvA1oWr
2/20
2020
Thank you to the heroes working tirelessly on the front lines of the SARS-CoV-2 Battle https://t.co/MCDisNjo6fhttps://t.co/f1XLEqQtmo
2/18
2020
The Cancer of Unmet Need Initiative will leverage genomics to improve outcomes for patients in Victoria with the mo… https://t.co/ge8V4IvnNo
2/14
2020
Journey of Hope is a short film offering a glimpse in to the lives of families where children have received a rare… https://t.co/ZHUr1UDLid
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2/11
2020
@megtirrell and @illumina’s @PhilFebboMD_CMO discuss the importance of sequencing in the fight against the novel… https://t.co/dyF6MXltfG“Tumors can spit out genetic information into the blood and provide a summary of what’s happening in the total body… https://t.co/pkAJpDQGeUGood choice for both. https://t.co/sLUJ5DQVD3
Retweeted by Francis deSouzaCongratulations to @BiocomCA member @illumina for adding respected former FDA Commissioner @ScottGottliebMD to its… https://t.co/W6w8MuAeNs
Retweeted by Francis deSouzaThis is amazing news! @ScottGottliebMD can inform the importance of genomic medicine to the diagnosis, development… https://t.co/ThXK4qIEw1
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2/7
2020
This is a great addition to @Illumina's Board. We will gain much from @ScottGottliebMD 's deep experience and insig… https://t.co/fNJata7dnS
Retweeted by Francis deSouzaHonored to be partnering with @illumina and being part of their efforts to advance tools that help unlock insights… https://t.co/T1plu3YNK5
Retweeted by Francis deSouzaI’m excited to welcome @ScottGottliebMD to @illumina’s Board. His healthcare and policy expertise will be valuable… https://t.co/cO9EF0nZvH
2/6
2020
To help combat the growing #CoronavirusOutbreak , @illumina’s teams are at the front lines with local Centers for D… https://t.co/XtknsO6Ic3
1/30
2020
@elleduncanESPN #girldad https://t.co/kdbHSSbNOS
1/29
2020

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